Diversity

Diversity at Westminster Law School
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Westminster Law School is proud that our students and staff come from an enormous range of backgrounds. We have staff who sit on the Law Society’s Diversity and Equality Committee and take part in the Law Society’s Diversity Access Scheme.

Several of our members of staff are also actively researching on diversity in the legal profession within research groups concerned with issues such as Law, Gender and Sexuality and Equality and Criminal Justice.

Additionally, our school participates in the undergraduate ethnic minority scheme for students from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background. This scheme is part of the National Mentoring Consortium and aims to promote equality and diversity in graduate recruitment.

We are involved in City Solicitors Horizons, a pilot social mobility initiative to improve access to the legal profession for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

A number of our students have won high-profile Stephen Lawrence scholarships - which aim to address the disproportionate under-representation of black men from low-income households in large commercial law firms - and have performed well in LGBT mooting events.

Law Society Diversity Access Scheme

Law Society Diversity Access Scheme

We support the Law Society Diversity Access Scheme.

Research

Our legal research ranges from international law to popular culture and gender issues.